Coronavirus India Cases: Fresh Cases Drop Below 2 Lakh For The First Time Since April 14
People wait to receive a dose of Covishield at a Covid-19 vaccination centre in New Delhi. (Photographer: Sumit Dayal/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Cases: Fresh Cases Drop Below 2 Lakh For The First Time Since April 14

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Fresh cases of Covid-19 in India fell below 2 lakh for the first time since April 14, in welcome relief to a healthcare system battling the world’s second largest outbreak.

Just over 1.96 lakh people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on May 25. Recoveries during the same period were significantly higher at 3.27 lakh.

As a result, active cases dropped to 25.87 lakh, which still accounts for nearly 10% of the nation’s total caseload.

India’s daily fatality rate, however, remained high at 3,511. A total of 3.07 lakh patients have succumbed to the illness in the country so far.

To be sure, data on Covid-19 cases and related deaths may be severely deficient as several states have inadequate testing, chronic underreporting and have been attributing the casualties to other causes.

Key Figures

  • Total confirmed cases: 2,69,48,874
  • Active cases: 25,86,782
  • Total patients cured/discharged: 2,40,54,861
  • Total deaths: 3,07,231
  • Number of fresh cases in last 24 hours: 1,96,427
  • One-day recoveries: 3,26,850
  • One-day deaths: 3,511
  • Total vaccination shots administered: 19,85,38,999

Maharashtra To Procure Drugs To Treat 'Black Fungus' Through Global Tender

The Maharashtra government has said that 60,000 vials of Amphotericin B injection for the treatment of Mucormycosis will be available through global tender.

  • At present, Maharashtra has 2,245 patients with Mucormycosis
  • Mucormycosis has been declared as a notifiable disease by the Government of Maharashtra. Therefore, every patient will be recorded.

Source: Press Statement

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